The precursor of plasmin is plasminogen, plasmin lyses fibrin clots. Activity is increased in pregnancy and as an acute phase reactant. Rare hereditary deficiency of plasminogen predisposes to venous thrombosis. Low activity is associated with DIC, liver disease, and increased risk of thrombosis.
2 mL (1.0 mL) plasma collected in 3.2% sodium citrate (lt. blue-top)
Do not thaw. Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable. Refer to Quest
Diagnostics Nichols Institute Directory of Services under Specimen
Collection section, Coagulation Testing for further information on
Reported (Analytical Time)
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METHODOLOGY: Chromogenic Substrate
REJECTION CRITERIA: Thawed specimen, Received room temperature, Received refrigerated, Hemolysis.